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MFPP: Daily Inspirations by Hanna Maciejewska

There is a new MFPP we haven’t talked about yet!
Daily Inspirations

We can all use some inspiration, some words to gives us a little push when we need it, or to help us  reach our goals, and achieve inner balance, making us better humans.

It is these daily inspirations that make up this lovely collection by designer Hanna Maciejewska. Life doesn’t only need words to inspire, but also texture, and interest, and this collection brings those as well.

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Be confident, a double twisted cowl

In the words of the designer:

Do you feel intimidated sometimes and think: “That’s too hard for me, I couldn’t possibly be able to achieve that”?

Well, “Be Confident” because many things are a lot easier when you actually try them as they had seemed on first glance.

The stitch pattern in this generously proportioned cowl, which I immediately fell in love with when I found it online, looks like a complicated shell stitch, but is actually quite easy to make. Just try it!

To make this cowl you will need 3 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Rios, in the colour of your choice. This sample is knit using Plomo (#43).

Be Confident by Hanna Maciejewska

Be Confident by Hanna Maciejewska

Be Open Minded, an asymmetrical cardigan

In the words of the designer:

Step outside the box and make a statement with this modern and chic asymmetrical cardigan.

It features a subtle but beautiful eyelet stitch pattern on one of the fronts (also repeated on one sleeve), interesting ribbing details on the second front, and gentle waist and hip shaping.

Worked top-down in raglan construction – of course seamless, as always, this soft cardigan can be worn over jeans or a dress, making it perfect for any season.

This cardigan comes is designed for sizes XS (S, M, [M1, L, L1], XL, 2X, 3X), and to knit it you will need 4 (4, 4, [5, 5, 5], 5, 6, 6) of Malabrigo Yarn Arroyo in the colour of your choice. The sample is knit using English Rose (#57)

Be Open Minded by Hanna Maciejewska

Be Open Minded by Hanna Maciejewska

Feel Hugged, a triangular shawl

In the words of the designer:

Simple garter stitch alternates with a textured pattern in this triangular shawl knit on the bias from the tip to the widest side.

Looks best in solid colors or not too wild hand dyed yarns.

To knit this shawl you will need 6 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Finito, in the colour of your choice. The sample is knit using Glitter (#48)

Feel Hugged by Hanna Maciejewska

Feel Hugged by Hanna Maciejewska

Make it Yours, a slim-fitting pullover

In the words of the designer:

“Make it Yours” is a slim-fitting pullover with a center cable panel on a double moss stitch ground. The cable stitch pattern, worked from a chart or written instructions, is full of unexpected twists and turns and culminates in a flattering neckline just to show your best features.

The sweater is knitted almost seamlessly from the bottom up with flattering waist shaping and set-in sleeves started from short row sleeve caps, with and a series of decreases for neckline and armholes.

This versatile pullover that can complement almost everything from jeans to festive skirt is going to be one of your favorites!

This pullover comes in the following sizes:XS (S, M, [M1, L, L1], XL, 2X, 3X) and to knit it you will need  5 (6, 6, [7, 7, 7], 8, 9, 9) of Malabrigo Yarn Finito in the colour of your choice. The sample is knit using Plomo (#43)

Make it yours by Hanna Maciejewska

Make it yours by Hanna Maciejewska

You can find the collection on ravelry through this link.

Link to Hanna Maciejewska’s website

You can also browse all our past MFPPs here.

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What on earth is “MFPP”?

MFPP stands for Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. Every month, we collaborate with an independent designer (or two) to bring you delightfully themed pattern collections! You can see past MFPP collections here or at the Ravelry link above!

MFPP: One Stitch, Two Stitch: A Mini Stitch Dictionary for Mini Stitches

There is a new MFPP out, called One Stitch, Two Stitch: A Mini Stitch Dictionary for Mini Stitches by Barbara Benson.

One Stitch, Two Stitch

Barbara Benson explains the brilliant concept behind this collection:

What can you do with two stitches? That is the question that prompted this exploration into simple knitting. First peruse the fourteen different stitch patterns in the stitch dictionary. Then select which one of the four easy and fun accessories you would like to make first. Decide which of the stitches you would like to use in the pattern and you are on your way.

This collection contains four patterns, but you can really create 14 different versions of each! How about that? It’s time to get creative!

The first pattern in the collection is called Ring the Gack, and it’s a lovely cowlette using Malabrigo Yarn Rios in Ivy.

Ring the Gack

Ring the Gack by Barbara Benson

Next comes On Mulberry Street,  using our lovely 100% Mulberry silk base Mora, in the colourway Sabiduría

On Mulberry Street by Barbara Benson

On Mulberry Street by Barbara Benson

If you’re more into hats, you can knit No Pat No, using Malabrigo Yarn Twist. The sample is knit using the colourway Sunset.

No Pat No, by Barbara Benson

No Pat No, by Barbara Benson

And if you’d rather knit a scarf in thicker yarn, there is also an option for you: Sala-ma-Sond is a scarf knit using Malabrigo Yarn Mecha, in the colour Teal Feather for the sample.

Sala-ma-Sond by Barbara Benson

Sala-ma-Sond by Barbara Benson

You can also buy each pattern individually, with the detailed instructions as shown for each, not the 14 different stitch patterns.

Barbara made a video, introducing this collection herself, which we are very excited to share and we hope you like it, too.

You can find the collection on ravelry through this link

Link to Barbara Bensons website: http://tumpedduck.com/

You can also browse all our past MFPPs here.

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What on earth is “MFPP”?

MFPP stands for Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. Every month, we collaborate with an independent designer (or two) to bring you delightfully themed pattern collections! You can see past MFPP collections here or at the Ravelry link above!

 

MFPP: Ilha Formosa by Connie of Yellowcosmo

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I don’t know about you, but this gorgeous collection from Yellowcosmo has me thinking spring!

 

Qilian in Silkpaca, in Frank Ochre

Qilian in Silkpaca, in Frank Ochre

Vedai in Rastita, in Plomo

Vedai in Rastita, in Plomo

Wulai in Rastita, in Mostaza

Wulai in Rastita, in Mostaza

Connie says:

Ilha Formosa is what the Portuguese explorers called Taiwan when they first set eyes on it. It means Beautiful Island.
It is where I was born, and indeed it is a beautiful island.

Each name of the pattern in this collection is a place in Taiwan with the name originated from Taiwan Aboriginal languages.

Pali in Arroyo, Borraja

Pali in Arroyo, Borraja

Kavalan in Arroyo, in Borraja

Kavalan in Arroyo, in Borraja

Taroko in Rios, Glazed Carrot

Taroko in Rios, Glazed Carrot

So lovely and bright! You can find the full Ilha Formosa collection here, or you can also browse all our past MFPPs here.

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What on earth is “MFPP”?

MFPP stands for Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. Every month, we collaborate with an independent designer (or two) to bring you delightfully themed pattern collections! You can see past MFPP collections here or at the Ravelry link above!

– Alex

MFPP: Balade sous les ormes by Cailliau Berangere

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Today’s collection (the title of which translates roughly to “stroll under the elms”) utilizes one of my favorite designing techniques – picking a stitch pattern or technique to play with and just exploring the heck out of it! In this case, the grain d’orme stitch. The results are stunning!

Jalava in Malabrigo Finito, in Paloma and Mostaza.

Jalava in Finito, in Paloma and Mostaza.

Olmo in Rios, in Candombe

Olmo in Rios, in Candombe

Lilo says:

I really like textured stitches and when I found the “grain d’orme” stitch, I wanted to include it in different knit projects. This collection “Balade sous les ormes” created in collaboration with Malabrigo yarns, includes a shawl, a sweater, a baby blanket (which can easily be enlarged), a cowl and a matching hat. I hope you will enjoy knitting items from this collection as much as I liked designing it.

Samare in Rios, in Azul Profundo

Samare in Rios, in Azul Profundo

Lemos in Merino Worsted, in Pearl

Lemos in Merino Worsted, in Pearl

What a lovely way to say goodbye to fall! Check out the full collection on Ravelry here. Or you can also browse all our past MFPPs here.

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What on earth is “MFPP”?

MFPP stands for Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. Every month, we collaborate with an independent designer (or two) to bring you delightfully themed pattern collections! You can see past MFPP collections here or at the Ravelry link above!

– Alex

MFPP: A Study in Single by Ela Torrente

In case you hadn’t noticed, we at Malabrigo LOVE single-ply yarns. There’s something so simple and beautiful and soft about a woolly single. Ela Torrente agrees, and her new collection is all about the celebration of the Single!

Ancient Soul in Merino Worsted in Pale Khaki

Ancient Soul in Merino Worsted in Pale Khaki

Urban Gipsy in Silky Merino, in Smoke

Urban Gipsy in Silky Merino, in Smoke

Ela says:

“A Study in Single” is a trip through single ply yarns.
I always had a special affection for single ply. In this collection, I tried to find the perfect texture for each yarn. I mixed cable, twist and lace patterns to highlight the unique color shades and the gorgeous fabric
softness.

Mina in Merino Worsted in Pale Khaki

Mina in Merino Worsted in Pale Khaki

Ultraviolet in Rastita, in Sabiduria

Ultraviolet in Rastita, in Sabiduria

Origami in Lace, in Fucsia

Origami in Lace, in Fucsia

Ballerina in a singles yarn spun from Nube, in Natural color.

Ballerina in a singles yarn spun from Nube, in Natural color.

Beautiful work! You can check out the whole Study in Single on Ravelry, here! Or you can also browse all our past MFPPs here.

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What on earth is “MFPP”?

MFPP stands for Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. Every month, we collaborate with an independent designer (or two) to bring you delightfully themed pattern collections! You can see past MFPP collections here or at the Ravelry link above!

– Alex

MFPP: As Autumn Falls by Amanda Collins

This collection by designer Amanda Collins so perfectly captures the colors that are surrounding me right now, in this unusually-warm Michigan October (even though she’s experiencing autumn an ocean away!) What better way to wrap up the month than this gorgeously autumnal array!

Baile in Rios, in Sunset

Baile in Rios, in Sunset

Bulgarwheat in Silky Merino in Sand

Bulgarwheat in Silky Merino in Sand

Amanda says:

As Autumn Falls is a four piece collection knitted in beautiful Malabrigo yarn. Inspired by the changing colours Autumn brings, each piece is intended to resemble different aspects of the season. The collection comprises a cardigan, shawl and two hats, each in a different weight of yarn.

Emmer in FInito, in Coffee Toffee

Emmer in FInito, in Coffee Toffee

SlipThatch in Worsted, in Rattan

SlipThatch in Worsted, in Rattan

You can check out the whole collection on Ravelry, here! Or you can also browse all our past MFPPs here.

Yum!

Yum!

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What on earth is “MFPP”?

MFPP stands for Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. Every month, we collaborate with an independent designer (or two) to bring you delightfully themed pattern collections! You can see past MFPP collections here or at the Ravelry link above!

– Alex

MFPP: Days of the Week by Elena Nodel

What a treat we have for you today! A big ole ebook of gorgeous autumn designs in a wide range of techniques and sizes, from the talented Elena Nodel! Introducing Days of the Week (I encourage you to click through to the Ravelry page, because each one has several gorgeous samples!)

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Busy Monday in Arroyo, in Borrajas and English Rose

Busy Monday in Arroyo, in Borrajas and English Rose

Tuesday Glam in Rastita, in Cereza (there's also a Silky Merino version!)

Tuesday Glam in Rastita, in Cereza (there’s also a Silky Merino version!)

Casual Wednesday in Rios, Lettuce

Casual Wednesday in Rios, Lettuce

Elena says:

Almost a year ago Alex Tinsley and I talked about an ebook project using Malabrigo yarns. It was a very exciting prospect for me. Not only do I like knitting with Malabrigo yarns, but I also like designing with Malabrigo yarns as they bring out that extra creativity in me. The beautiful range of colors and the uniqueness of each dye lot all add to the creative process.

It was not very hard for me to create a theme for the ebook. I wanted to create unique pieces that are in tune with current fashion, something that I would myself wear every day, something I cannot buy at the store. Thus the idea of “Days of the Week” ebook comes to mind, as in 7 days of the week, unique knitwear for each day.

Assigning designs for each day of the week was not a random process for me. Each design and day had a special meaning. Though I must say what gives me a “Thursday” vibe might say “Saturday” for you, or the other way around. I hope you will find this collection exciting and will associate each design with your favorite day of the week, just as I did.

Monday – it is all about efficiency.
Tuesday – it has to be glamorous.
Wednesday – it is all about being casual.
Thursday – there has to be at least one special day.
Friday – it is all about excitement.
Saturday – it is all about relaxation and comfort.
Sunday – it is a family/friends day.

“Days of the Week” collection offers a good mix of practical accessories and modern garments as well as the possibility of working with and mixing together your favorite Malabrigo colors. The collection has something for everyone, be it a beginner knitter or a very seasoned one.

I hope you will enjoy your warm and cozy garments this fall/winter. I know I will!
Please join me in my Ravelry group for our “Days of the Week” knit-a-long.

Thursday Special in Rios, in Lotus

Thursday Special in Rios, in Lotus

And on a Friday, in Rios Sandbank, Lettuce, and Lavanda

And on Friday, in Rios Sandbank, Lettuce, and Lavanda

Cozy Saturday in Rios, shown in English Rose and Jupiter

Cozy Saturday in Rios, shown in English Rose and Jupiter

Sunday Stroll in Rios, in Candombe, Plomo, and Black

Sunday Stroll in Rios, in Candombe, Plomo, and Black

Absolutely Fabulous, in Silky Merino in Blackberry (for any day of the week!)

Absolutely Fabulous, in Silky Merino in Blackberry (for any day of the week!)

What an beautifully cozy week! You can see the full collection on Ravelry here Or you can also browse all our past MFPPs here!

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What on earth is “MFPP”?

MFPP stands for Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. Every month, we collaborate with an independent designer (or two) to bring you delightfully themed pattern collections! You can see past MFPP collections here or at the Ravelry link above!

– Alex

MFPP: the LINEAR collection by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud

Aligned Spaces in Finito, in Azules

Aligned Spaces in Finito, in Azules

I’m pleased to introduce a gorgeous new collection by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud (aka Rock & Purl): the LINEAR collection!

Branch Point in Twist, in Manzanilla Olive

Branch Point in Twist, in Manzanilla Olive

Ruth says:

the LINEAR collection comprises 5 patterns: 3 garments and 2 accessories, featuring Malabrigo yarns.

All the designs are based on mathematical concepts and spatial geometric ideas, making the color choice the only thing you need to rock your garments and accessories!

The ebook includes full color photo tutorials for techniques used throughout, detailed shots of all the pieces and information on each of the yarns used for you to make a great choice and love the knits you make.

Contrarian Helix in Arroyo, Fresco y Seco

Contrarian Helix in Arroyo, Fresco y Seco

Parallel Planes in Rios, in Glazed Carrot

Parallel Planes in Rios, in Glazed Carrot

Lightning Ray in Silkpaca, knit with Cuarzo and Polar Morn colorways held together

Lightning Ray in Silkpaca, knit with Cuarzo and Polar Morn colorways held together

Such beautiful lines, hehe! You can find the full collection on Ravelry here. You can also browse all our past MFPPs here!

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What on earth is “MFPP”?

MFPP stands for Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. Every month, we collaborate with an independent designer (or two) to bring you delightfully themed pattern collections! You can see past MFPP collections here or at the Ravelry link above!

– Alex

MFPP: Accents in Black and White by Olga Wedbjer

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Today I have the pleasure of introducing a lovely garment collection by Olga Wedbjer- Accents in Black and White!

Prominence in Rios, in Paris Night

Prominence in Rios, in Paris Night with Black accent

Pitch in Silky Merino, in Cape Cod Gray with Smoke accent

Pitch in Silky Merino, in Cape Cod Gray with Smoke accent

Olga says:

“Accents in black in white” is a 3 piece collection – a tee, a sweater and a jacket – each highlighting different parts of the body.
“Emphasite” is a casual yet stylish tee with attention-seeking shoulders.
The V-neck of “Pitch”, half-heartedly closed by leather cord lacing, puts the neckline in focus. Inspired by the classic riding jacket, “Prominence” accentuates a classic, feminine silouette.

Emphasite in Sock, in Persia with Natural accent

Emphasite in Sock, in Persia with Natural accent

You can’t go wrong with black and white! You can find the full collection on Ravelry here. You can browse our past MFPPs here!

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What on earth is “MFPP”?

MFPP stands for Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. Every month, we collaborate with an independent designer (or two) to bring you delightfully themed pattern collections! You can see past MFPP collections here or at the Ravelry link above!

– Alex

MFPP: Texture is the New Black by Melanie Berg

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Today we’ve got a beautiful MFPP collection from Melanie Berg: Texture is the New Black. Not only does this delectable little collection focus on exploring texture, but every pattern features our super-soft, extra-fine-merino yarn Finito (in some of my favorite colorways…mmmmm.)

Sunwalker in Finito, Glitter

Sunwalker in Finito, Glitter

Qwist Mitts in Finito, Paloma

Qwist Mitts in Finito, Paloma

Qwist Hat in Finito, Plomo

Qwist Hat in Finito, Plomo

Melanie describes each of the patterns (click the photos to go to Ravelry for more detail):

Sunwalker: Earthy textures combine with glimmering gold highlights in this subtle asymmetrical shawl.
Qwist Mitts: Playful stitches twist and twine through Qwist, a cozy fingerless mitt with a mischievous texture.
Qwist Hat: Cozy yet lightweight, the Qwist Hat is knit with a diagonal stitch pattern that creates warmth without bulk – perfect for those bright fall days when evenings come with an edge of chill.
Risen: The simply elegant construction makes this topdown, seamless cardigan a breeze to knit and a classic in the closet.
Threshold: Standing at the doorway between textured and smooth, Threshold is a top-down, seamless sweater with a flattering boat neck.

Risen in Finito, Plomo

Risen in Finito, Plomo

Threshold in Finito, Paloma

Threshold in Finito, Paloma

Such gorgeous designs and some great ideas for Finito! You can find the full collection on Ravelry here (psst- there’s a KAL going on too!). You can also browse our past MFPPs here!

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What on earth is “MFPP”?

MFPP stands for Malabrigo Freelance Pattern Project. Every month, we collaborate with an independent designer (or two) to bring you delightfully themed pattern collections! You can see past MFPP collections here or at the Ravelry link above!

– Alex